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EMT-P Job Description

Job Description – EMT-P

1. PURPOSE: To provide emergency medical care at the Advanced Life Support (ALS) level in accordance with Pulaski County ambulance District protocols and/or online medical control. The position of Paramedic is critical towards the Mission and Vision of the Pulaski County Ambulance District.

2. DESCRIPTION: A full-time, non-exempt, hourly employee who reports directly to the Shift Leader he/she is assigned, further reporting will occur following the PCAD chain of command. The Paramedic (EMT-P) is responsible for providing direct patient care in accordance with Pulaski County Ambulance District protocols and /or online medical direction. The EMT-PIs to complete daily base and ambulance duties as required by the administration and/or as described in the PCAD: Policy and Procedure Manual, Employee Handbook or other approved publication

3. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for the correct Advanced Life Support (ALS) treatment or Basic Life Support (BLS) treatment, and safe efficient transportation of ill or injured persons to appropriate destinations by ambulance.
  • Perform a daily check of assigned ambulance and appropriate ALS equipment and shall document vehicle stock on appropriate form.
  • Respond to emergency and non-emergency transports as directed.
  • Operate communications equipment in their assigned ambulance as prescribed by policy, and all applicable ordinances or laws.
  • Complete and submit all reports, documentation and company I-forms in accordance with policy and procedures, and all applicable ordinances or laws.
  • Complete or assist in completing a full medical assessment of each patient under their care and record such findings on the appropriate documentation.
  • Comply with all Pulaski County Ambulance District policies and procedures and all applicable ordinances or laws.
  • Operate all Pulaski County Ambulance District vehicles and equipment in a safe prudent manner and adhere to all policies or procedures and applicable ordinances or laws governing such operation.
  • Maintain current certifications as required by the State of Missouri.
  • Perform other duties or tasks as directed by Supervisors or Command Staff of Pulaski County Ambulance District.

4. QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

4.1. Formal Education:

  • High school diploma or equivalency.

4.2. Certification and Licensure: 

  • Valid Missouri State Paramedic license
  • National Registry Paramedic Certification is desired
  • Valid Missouri Driver’s license
  • Provider certification in BLS and ACLS
  • Provider certification in PHTLS, AMLS, EVOC, GEMS, EPC, RSI and PALS preferred.

4.3. Knowledge

  • Have an understanding of all Federal, State, and Local EMS regulations and reporting requirements
  • Understanding of all rules, regulations, policies and procedures that apply to Pulaski Countyrovider Certifications in BLS And ACLS.
  • Core Paramedic knowledge
  • Medical equipment knowledge
  • Basic motor vehicle knowledge
  • Emergency Vehicle Operations
  • Knowledge of County and City roads (By end of FTO period)
  • GPS function
  • Emergency warning devise function
  • Mobile radio operations
  • Portable radio operations
  • EKG transmissionProficient with S.O.A.P. format documentation
  • Grammar
  • Spelling
  • Knowledge of EPCR reporting procedures
  • Ability to maintain familiarization with PCAD policies, procedures, employee handbook, and other federal or state mandated publications
  • Knowledge of traffic and safety laws and ordinances
  • Knowledge of training in areas of additional assigned duties

4.4. Critical Skills

  • Good interpersonal communication skills
  • Decision making skills
  • Communication skills
  • Proficient technical skills (IV, airway etc.)
  • Team work
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Planning
  • Good attitude
  • Time Management
  • Basic math skills
  • Basic computer skills
  • Map reading and navigation ability
  • Advanced training skills (12 lead, I/O etc.)
  • Critical thinking ability
  • Clear speech radio etiquette
  • Organization
  • Documentation skills
  • Reading comprehension
  • Ability to operate all PCAD vehicles
  • Safe driving habits and backing ability
  • Practical EMS skills
  • Maintain state requirements for re-licensure
  • Ability to follow direction
  • Ability to operate all PCAD equipment
  • Ability to meet deadlines

4.5. Physical Requirements: Work requires continuous physical effort. Lifting or performing work requiring physical exertion, lifting (up to 125 pounds or half of 250 pounds) is a requirement for the job. The job requires the employee to work in confine spaces and unusual positions to perform the task of emergency care and rescue.

4.6. Work Environment: Work involves constant exposure to unpleasant working conditions or undesirable elements. The job exposes the employee to the potential for cuts, bruises, muscle strains and exposure to blood borne pathogens, and contagious diseases; may be exposed to hazardous materials.

5. AUTHORIZATION: All policies must be approved in writing by the Board of Directors. The official copy of each policy will be retained in the Office Manager’s office and the Administrator’s office. All subsequent revisions must be approved by the Board of Directors and updated versions of the policies will also be retained in the Office Manager’s office and the Administrator’s office.

6. ATTACHMENTS

1)Disclaimer and Acknowledgment Form

DISCLAIMER AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the Pulaski County Ambulance District and the employee. The job description is subject to change by the District as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

 

Signatures of Approval:

Chief Administrative Officer:_______________________________ /__ /____

Employee: :_______________________________ /__ /____

EMT-B Job Description

Job Description – EMT-B

1. PURPOSE: To provide emergency medical care at the Basic Life Support (BLS) level in accordance with PCAD protocols and/or online medical control. The position of EMT Basic (EMT-B) is critical towards the Mission and Vision of P C A D .

2. DESCRIPTION: A full-time, non-exempt, hourly employee who reports directly to the Paramedic he/she is scheduled with, further reporting will occur following the PCAD chain of command. The EMT-B is responsible for providing direct patient care in accordance with PCAD protocols and/or online medical direction. The EMT-B is to complete daily base and ambulance duties as required by command staff and/or as described in the PCAD: Policy and Procedure Manual, Employee Handbook or other approved publication.

3. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for the correct Basic Life Support (BLS) treatment, and safe efficient transportation of ill or injured persons to appropriate destinations by ambulance.
  • Perform a daily check of assigned ambulance and appropriate equipment and shall document vehicle stock on appropriate forms.
  • Respond to emergency and non-emergency transports as directed.
  • Operate communications equipment in their assigned ambulance as prescribed by policy, and all applicable ordinances or laws.
  • Complete and submit all reports, documentation and company I-forms in accordance with policy and procedures, and all applicable ordinances or laws.
  • Complete or assist in completing a full medical assessment of each patient under their care and record such findings on the appropriate documentation.
  • Comply with all PCAD policies and procedures and all applicable ordinances or laws.
  • Operate all PCAD vehicles and equipment in a safe prudent manner and adhere to all policies or procedures and applicable ordinances or laws governing such operation.
  • Maintain current certifications as required. These certifications shall include, but may not be limited to the following: Missouri EMT Basic License, CPR Certificate, and Missouri Driver’s License with clean driving record.
  • Perform other duties or tasks as directed by Supervisors or Command Staff of P C A D.

4. QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

4.1. Formal Education:

  • High school diploma or equivalency.

4.2. Certification and Licensure: 

  • Valid Missouri State Paramedic license
  • National Registry EMT Basic Certification is desired
  • Valid Missouri Driver’s license
  • Provider certification in BLS
  • Provider certification in EMS Safety, EVOC, PEARS, PHTLS, and RSI preferred.

4.3. Knowledge

  • Have an understanding of all Federal, State, and Local EMS regulations and reporting requirements
  • Understanding of all rules, regulations, policies and procedures that apply to Pulaski County Ambulance District (By end of FTO period)
  • Core EMT Basic knowledge
  • Medical equipment knowledge
  • Basic motor vehicle knowledge
  • Emergency Vehicle Operations
  • Knowledge of County and City roads (By end of FTO period)
  • GPS function
  • Emergency warning devise function
  • Mobile radio operations
  • Portable radio operations
  • Proficient with S.O.A.P. format documentation
  • Grammar
  • Spelling
  • Knowledge of EPCR reporting procedures
  • Ability to maintain familiarization with PCAD policies, procedures, employee handbook, and other federal or state mandated publications
  • Knowledge of traffic and safety laws and ordinances
  • Knowledge of training in areas of additional assigned duties

4.4. Critical Skills

  • Good interpersonal communication skills
  • Decision making skills
  • Communication skills
  • Proficient technical skills (Airway skills etc.)
  • Team work
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Planning
  • Good attitude
  • Time Management
  • Basic math skills
  • Basic computer skills
  • Map reading and navigation ability
  • Critical thinking ability
  • Clear speech radio etiquette
  • Organization
  • Documentation skills
  • Reading comprehension
  • Ability to operate all PCAD vehicles
  • Safe driving habits and backing ability
  • Practical EMS skills
  • Maintain state requirements for re-licensure
  • Ability to follow direction
  • Ability to operate all PCAD equipment
  • Ability to meet deadlines

4.5. Physical Requirements: Work requires continuous physical effort. Lifting or performing work requiring physical exertion, lifting (up to 125 pounds or half of 250 pounds) is a requirement for the job. The job requires the employee to work in confine spaces and unusual positions to perform the task of emergency care and rescue.

4.6. Work Environment: Work involves constant exposure to unpleasant working conditions or undesirable elements. The job exposes the employee to the potential for cuts, bruises, muscle strains and exposure to blood borne pathogens, and contagious diseases; may be exposed to hazardous materials.

5. AUTHORIZATION: All policies must be approved in writing by the Board of Directors. The official copy of each policy will be retained in the Office Manager’s office and the Administrator’s office. All subsequent revisions must be approved by the Board of Directors and updated versions of the policies will also be retained in the Office Manager’s office and the Administrator’s office.

6. ATTACHMENTS

1) Disclaimer and Acknowledgment Form

DISCLAIMER AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the Pulaski County Ambulance District and the employee. The job description is subject to change by the District as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

 

Signatures of Approval:

Chief Administrative Officer:_______________________________ /__ /____

Employee: :_______________________________ /__ /____

 

 

 

 

 

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